Climate Change

UC Irvine Sea Level Rise Research Can Help Orange County Prepare

As the world celebrated Earth Day on April 23, 2016, the Orange County Register took a comprehensive look at the sea level rise planning and preparedness challenges for Orange County. The article highlighted important research from various UC Irvine scientists, including the FloodRISE project. Along Orange County’s coastline, risks are complex. Low-lying areas such as… Read More

Earth Day Conversations about Climate Change

In observance of Earth Day 2016, Research Impact and Integration Team lead Abby Reyes and Project Manager Kim Serrano joined Orange County community leaders in Mission Viejo for a conversation on local climate impacts such as sea level rise. Convened by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper,… Read More

Local Flooding Conversations on World Wetlands Day

In observance of World Wetlands Day, FloodRISE postdoctoral scholar Jochen Schubert joined an interdisciplinary panel of speakers at the Climate Change, a “Godzilla” El Niño, and their Impacts on Oceans and Estuaries symposium on January 30, 2016. Convened by the Newport Bay Conservancy, the symposium highlighted research on topics ranging from ocean warming and El Niño behavior… Read More

FloodRISE at 3rd Annual Rising Seas Summit

On the eve of the historic United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, U.S. leaders in climate change, sustainability, and coastal resilience converged in Massachusetts for the 3rd annual Rising Seas Summit. Convened by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Rising Seas Summit highlights the interrelationships between climate change, sea level… Read More

Compassion in Action for Climate Resilience at UC Irvine

“We have to make an effort, so that even if we fail we have no regret”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Action coupled with compassion was a key theme from the Dalai Lama’s public talk on climate change at UC Irvine on July 6, 2015 as part of the Global Compassion Summit commemorating the world leader’s… Read More

One Watershed, One Future: Binational Preparedness for Climate Change

How do you prepare for climate change in a watershed that spans two countries and an international border? Baja California leaders and climate adaptation professionals in San Diego are working together to address this question, taking an important first step toward collaboration in the recent One Watershed, One Future (Una Cuenca, Un Futuro) meeting… Read More